Jericho Explains Why He Recently Called A Locker Room Meeting In AEW

Dec 13, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck

Chris Jericho was recently a guest on the Keepin It 100 podcast. During the podcast, Jericho explained why he recently called an AEW locker room meeting.

According to Jericho, he had some issues with the AEW tag team division and wanted to call them out.

Here is what he said (via Fightful for the quotes below):

I called a team meeting — the lack of tags and normal tag team wrestling psychology drove me nuts, to be the point where that was one of the big knocks against our company in about week three or four. It’s sort of making excuses for the Lucha Brothers because tagging in and out, they’re lazy, they don’t care. They walk in and out whenever they want and it’s not right. They would make excuses where they would say, ‘Oh it’s Lucha Libre style.’ Huh, that’s funny, I worked in Mexico for two years and guess how you make a tag in a Lucha Libre match? You stand in the corner and you wait for a guy touch you and you walk in. That’s Lucha Libre rules aka tag team rules.”

“I called a meeting with the whole crew and said, ‘You’re burying the ref, if you don’t have any rules, you don’t get any heat. And it’s killing our show because our honeymoon period is over and now people are watching us and they’re being confused by the lack of rules.’”

Jericho says that the roster eventually listened to him:

“And once we had a couple of talks with them, guess what they started doing? They started tagging. Maybe it was a habit or maybe nobody told them. You have a whole locker room of guys that have just worked Indies their whole career and they don’t know little things. I’ve told guys, ‘Change your gear, your gear looks bush league’ and they come back with new gear. Once we told the guys to concentrate more on tagging in and out, they’ve been doing it. Everyone is working together about what we’re looking for in the company,”

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